Grocery tax repeal bill sent back to amending order

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In a surprise move this morning, Sen. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise, asked the Senate to move HB 67a – the grocery tax repeal bill that formerly, before it was amended, was a House-passed income tax cut bill – to the 14th Order for potential amendments. “There is at minimum a technical timing error with the implementation of one of the provisions in the proposed legislation, and hopefully many of you have had an opportunity to see an email that spells that out,” Bayer told the Senate. “That is something that must be addressed and requires amending.” When a bill comes up on the amending order, any senator may offer amendments; that’s how this bill ended up “radiator-capped” and turned into an entirely different bill that last time it was on the 14th...

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